..


Politics

  • Written by Craig Laundy MP


It’s time for Bill Shorten to come clean and rule out extreme changes to Australia’s industrial relations laws that would wind the clock back to the strike-torn Whitlam era.

 

As the ACTU prepares for its triennial conference, we’re beginning to get a clear picture of the job-destroying demands unions expect Labor to deliver.

 

They include a return to industry-wide bargaining, removing secret ballots before strike action and expanding unfair dismissal laws to tie up small and family businesses.

 

This would cripple the economy and take Australia backwards to a level of confrontation and chaos not seen since the 1970s – when the rate of industrial action was more than 40 times higher than today.

 

Labor leaders including Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard have rejected such extreme union demands, but Bill Shorten is the puppet of the most militant lawbreaking unions and doesn’t have the ticker to stand up to them.

 

He’s already promised to abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission and re-introduce laws to force non-unionised family operators in the road transport industry out of business. This would devastate the transport and construction sectors, push up everyday costs and shrink family budgets.

 

Adding to those costs is the fact that Bill Shorten has guaranteed to increase taxes on small and medium businesses.  This is not the big end of town.  Around 940,000 businesses with a turnover under $50 million will have their tax rate increased from 25 per cent to 27.5 per cent under Labor.  This threatens the viability of the small and family businesses that are powering the economy and providing jobs to nearly five million Australians.

 

The record run of growth and job creation Australians have enjoyed under a Turnbull Coalition Government would come to a screaming halt if Labor is given the chance to let militant unions dictate how the country is run. 

Union demands paint a bleak future under Shorten

It’s time for Bill Shorten to come clean and rule out extreme changes to Australia’s industrial relations laws that would wind the clock back to the strike-torn Whitlam era.   As the ACTU prepares...

Doorstop at AKD Sawmill with Trevor Ruthenberg, LNP Candidate for Longman

MR TREVOR RUTHENBERG, LNP CANDIDATE FOR LONGMAN: Well morning folks. Welcome to Caboolture, welcome to Longman. This is a fantastic day for local jobs. This is a fantastic day for our community. ...

Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record

Resources and energy exports setting NEW records   Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record of $226 billion in 2017–18 – and go even higher this year – accor...

Childcare Relief for Australian Families

More support for more families with the cost of child care starts from today. For too long Australian families have struggled with the cost of child care and a broken system that has restricted the...

Craig Laundy MP - Penalty Rates – what Bill Shorten doesn’t want you to know.

Bill Shorten needs to come clean on his history and the union movement’s involvement in cutting penalty rates of workers for years. As the National Secretary of the AWU, Bill Shorten cut penalty rate...

MALCOLM TURNBULL - LOWER, FAIRER AND SIMPLER TAXES FOR ALL WORKING AUSTRALIANS

The Turnbull Government has delivered income tax relief for hard-working Australian families.   In passing our Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament, the Government has ensured all Aust...

Business News

Top Tips if You’re Thinking About Quitting Your Day Job and Starting a Small Business

Are you fed up with working for another person and long to be your own boss? Do you think you’d like to take over a local business that’s up for sale? Would you like to make your hobby into somethin...

What is the best structure to use when starting up a business

Coco Hou, tax specialist and accountant, has shared her advice for people who are starting up their own businesses, setting up side gigs, or moving into consultancy work. The start of the new financ...

Leading Employment Firm in WA 2018

Only a certain few start their careers as the boss. For most of us, we get employed by companies and in most cases, we never really find the need to hire employment lawyers. But if we do, hiring an ...

Travel

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

TFE Hotels has opened the doors of the spectacular new Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, which offers stunning views over the Brisbane River and awe-inspiring interiors that transport guests back to t...

Winter In Rotorua: Things To Do

While many travelers consider the summer months to be the prime traveling season, there are thousands and thousands of travelers who love to take to their campervan hire australia journeys when the ...

Discover Hong Kong Your Way With Ecruising

From July – November 2018, Ecruising in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism and Royal Caribbean, including Azamara and Celebrity Cruises are offering travellers new and exclusive cruising itinerari...

You might also like